Summer is long gone and so is fall. There might not be snow falling, but we’ve sailed into the month of December at the blink of an eye. That means lit up Christmas trees around every corner and festive lights draped over homes and businesses all around you. You can feel the holiday cheer when you step into the mall and see all of the decorations strewn about and hear the festive songs blasting through the speakers. The hole growing in your bank account and the giddiness of your children might also pay tribute to the time of the season.
As you’re planning out your festive holiday dinner, what happens if you stumble across an environmental hazard in your home? Perhaps it’s mold when you’re digging for boxes of decorations in the garage, lead paint or asbestos when you start to do a quick home renovation project. Before you panic, just remember that is here to help you! We have been in…READ MORE →
Halloween is over and that’s both a good and bad thing for people. For those who love the thrill of Halloween, sadness might be an emotion they feel. It also means that the free candy has come and gone and you’ll have to start cramming dollar bills in the vending machine at work to get your regular fix.
Halloween being over also brings good things as well, though! First of all, it means that were another day closer to the holiday season. For those that scare easily, it also means that frightening decorations are coming down. Adults who go overboard decorating can also finally reclaim their house from the ghosts, ghouls and cobwebs hung at every corner.
The process of reclaiming your home can be tiresome, especially for people who decorate heavily. Once you start cleaning out your house, you might even start to find the real monsters lurking underneath. What happens when you go to pick up what looks like a balled up Reese’s Cup wrapper…READ MORE →
You’ve done it! You’ve found the perfect rental property. In California, with the high cost of living, this can be a difficult feat to achieve. Luckily, your countless hours of research has paid off and you’ve signed on the dotted line. After handing over the first and last month’s rent, you’re packing up your stuff while waiting for the first of the month to roll around.
The day finally comes for you to move in and you show up, only to find an unexpected visitor living in your new rental property – mold. You’ve already signed the yearlong lease and forked over your rent money, so what now? Do you have any rights as a tenant?
You might not want to make moves with your new landlord, but it’s important to take any mold issue seriously. Mold spores can have detrimental effects on your health and the last thing you want is to ignore the problem and have health problems down the road. That is why AQHI, Inc. is giving you the lowdown on what you…READ MORE →
You know pigeons? Those annoying birds that flock into parks and other common public spaces to scrounge for food? Well it turns out that recently those birds are doing more good than harm, MUCH more good! A recent study by Rebecca Calisi, a faculty member of UC Davis is proving just how useful these pigeons can be.
The original study was based in New York, and tracked the blood of urban pigeons and monitored them for lead and other toxic pollutants. The study came from the thinking that urban pigeons do not travel far, no more than a few blocks in a lifetime, but also breathe the same air and walk the same streets as humans.
These pigeons are used to determine which areas contain high lead contaminates. Even though lead has been banned from paint and gasoline, lead pollution remains a significant problem. The researchers tracked the lead levels in pigeons and found that zip codes where pigeons found to have high lead levels in their blood, are also zip codes with the highest levels…READ MORE →
It’s September, and that means kids around the country are heading back to school. Little kids are nervous about their first official day of Kindergarten and older kids are worried about whether or not they’ll be able to find their homerooms on the first day of high school. Even students arriving at college are nervous about meeting their roommate and handling a demanding schedule while living away from home for the first time.
While you’ve probably graduated many moons ago, that doesn’t mean that you should completely stop learning. You never know when information gleaned in your daily life will come in handy. That’s why is providing you a quick tutorial entitled Environmental Waste 101. So, pay attention because class is in session!
What environmental hazards do we remediate?
At . We have completed over 50,000 jobs ranging from the removal of lead and mold, to asbestos and harmful PCBs.
Where are these harmful contaminants found?
Truthfully, these environmental hazards can be found in almost any home…READ MORE →
Asbestos is well known for the negative effects it can pose on your health. The harmful substance was used frequently in building materials between the 1960s and 1980s, which means there’s a real possibility that your home might contain it if it was built between those years. Thankfully, is experienced in removing asbestos from the following areas:
Asbestos in Floor Tile
Floor tiles is one of the places where asbestos can lurk. Unfortunately, it’s also very easy to kick up asbestos fibers when your floor tiles become damaged. That is why it is crucial to contact immediately if there is damaged floor tiles in your home or business that contain asbestos. We can remedy the situation quickly and safely, to remove the asbestos without further contaminating the structure.
Asbestos in Ceiling
You might not know this, but the ceiling is the most dangerous place to have asbestos in a home. That is because any fibers that contain asbestos aren’t going to stay in once place if they are disturbed, rather they will become airborne and travel throughout the building. With , we…READ MORE →
You might have forgotten the specifics about the Boston Tea Party, Taxation without Representation, and the Revolutionary War that you learned during your history classes, but the general concept of Independence Day is clear as day. Several hundred years ago on July 4th, Americans took a step to break free from the tyrannical rule of the British government.
Like young America, you probably have something that you should break free of, and that’s mold in your home! You might think that mold can simply be wiped away, that if you don’t see it that it’s gone, but you’re wrong. Mold spores can actually become airborne and spread throughout your home. This Fourth of July season, consider using to help you break free from the mold in your home!
Where Mold Can Grow
Mold can grow anywhere, but it grows best in dark and humid places. Bathrooms and basements are often culprits, but there are many other places as well. Walls can hold mold, especially if there are leaky pipes contained within them. By the time you see the mold, it’s…READ MORE →
Lead based paint is an environmental hazard that you do not want to trifle with. Lead based paint can be found in older homes and can have serious adverse health effects, especially for women and children. This environmental hazard should be abated immediately, especially if the paint begins chipping and peeling. Thankfully, will be there with you every step of the way to abate any lead based paint that you find in your home. We have a variety of strategies to employ, which ensures that we can properly and safely remove the lead based paint in your home no matter the scenario.
Is Your Home at Risk?
From the 1940’s to 1978, lead was used as an additive to exterior and interior paints. In 1978, lead paint was banned as an additive by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. If your home was constructed and painted after 1978, you are likely in good condition. Unfortunately, for homes built and painted before 1978, there is a possibility that lead paint exists.
What are the Risks?
If your home has lead based paint, it is important to proceed with…READ MORE →
Now that spring has sprung, the term Spring Cleaning might begin being thrown around your home. Often, that might be accompanied by the word “renovation” or something along those lines. While renovating a home and brining new life to an outdated room can be extremely exciting, there is also a potential for unforeseen hazards. One example of this is environmental waste that is lurking behind walls, under floors, and even in exterior areas of your home. Thankfully, is a company that offers environmental waste remediation services in the Inland Empire of Southern California.
Here are a few examples of what you might run into when you begin renovating, or even just cleaning your home this spring.
If you’ve spent any time watching home renovation shows on the television, chances are that you know all about asbestos. Asbestos containing material can be found in a variety of places, such as floor tiles, drywall, ceiling, roofs and even duct work. The contaminant was commonly used in drywall between 1960 and the 1980s, and can cause adverse health effects if…READ MORE →
You’ve heard the saying that “April showers bring May flowers,” but it turns out that April showers can often be the culprit that jumpstarts mold and mildew growth in homes and businesses. You might already be looking forward to summer, to beach days, road trips and fun BBQ’s. However, it’s not a good idea to simply bypass Spring and keep looking ahead to summer. That is because while you’re excited that spring is in the air, which means we’re closer to summer, you also need to have caution because mold spores are in the air as well! Mold grows where there is moisture. This means that with the rain and wet conditions that can be found in spring, you might be sitting in a hot bed for mold.
Mold Can Grow in Many Places of Your Home
Mold grows in many areas of your home. It can be found around appliances like the dishwasher, air conditioner and even the refrigerator. It can also be found in places like floor tiles, bathroom walls and ceilings, and anywhere…READ MORE →